Students from Year 8 enjoyed a trip to Kidzania world in London to help them make more informed choices for their year 8 options.
Kidzania is a 75,000 square foot city built for children that allows students to explore more than 60 different career options using simulations and activities. Careers included; learning how to become a pilot, acting or singing on stage or fighting crime on the streets as a police officer. It mixes learning and reality with fun and the experience teaches students essential life skills including financial and literacy skills, teamwork and independence.
When the students arrived they received 50 Kidzos, the city currency, which could be used to buy activities. Once their money had depleted they had to get a job within the city to earn more money. Science teacher Ms Juckes said ‘It was a really fun experience which our students fully engaged in. Mr Underwood, Miss Lopez and I walked around the city to see our Brooke Weston students as police officers, newspaper journalists, actors, and presenters along with other professions. The experience has given our students a taster of the world outside Brooke Weston and will help inform their year 8 options.’